Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured into tulip glass
Color was reddish brown
Aroma was light, very little hop character.
This beer had obviously expired. Trader Joes is not the place to buy good beer. Kept warm this beer tasted like wet card board, metal shavings and a light nutty malt flavor. Hops were nearly nonexistent. A little bitter and that was it. Terrible.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brigg (543) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, under the name Boatswain American IPA) Very cloudy orange amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of wheat, caramel malt, orange and pine hops; sweet. Very full bodied, soft carbonation, chewy and sticky. Flavor of sweet caramel malt up front, then grassy hops, finishes dry. A little astringent, but good thirst-quencher.
Nuffield (3806) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this under the Boatswain label--available at Trader Joe’s? It was at a neighborhood card party. And...it’s not very good. Murky malts, dull hops, making a vegetal caramel with a few nods toward hops. Bottle.
Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest, floral notes and light pink grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Holy Crap, this is terrible! And I mean almost a drainpour terrible. Justtaste awful. Harsh and thin and no balance. Tastes cheaply made by a brewery that is cranking out beers as fast as they can, quality be damned.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is light metallic, roasted malt, sweet and a little nutty.
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but not good. Pours amber with a medium sized head. Yeasty nose with some sweet malt, mild hops. Bittersweet malt with astringent hop flavor, finishes with some bitterness.
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a large bottle into a narrow pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly cloudy amber-orange color with some sediment and an average-sized foamy white head with some retention and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a malty-sour caramel and earthy-citrus hops with a slight bit of grain. The taste was fairly sour and grainy with a slight citrus bitterness and a light bit of caramel and mash. The beer had a medium density body with low carbonation and a slight creamy body.
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A cartoon caricature of what I dislike about many American IPAs. Drunk as Rhinelander Boatswain. Can’t honestly remember where it came from. Trader Joe’s, maybe? Boozy, corny-malty aroma. Amber color with fading grayish head. Mildly fruity, sweet taste with a harsh bitterness. Thin and a bit hot.
raphael (999) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell of cake but not sweet smell, fresh lumber. slightly hazy yellow amber w/ solid off-white head. seems more a pale ale than an IPA, given the malt/hop balance, but heavier in the mouth than most pales.. the bitterness stays atop the honeyed sweetness but just barely. clean finish